The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
In the quest for excellence and recognition, Philippe Riviere called upon wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt to help him create and achieve a prestige cuvee of Clos des Menuts... The result with the first vintage in 2007; Lexcellence Clos des Menuts. Lexcellence Clos des Menuts is the result of the perfect blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 Lexcellence Clos d…
This is the third vintage of Enclos Tourmaline, the tiny parcel of vines in Pomerol which is demonstrating itself to produce some of the finest Merlot wines in the world! This Merlot is soft, fruity with a generous bouquet of black fruit and subtle spice, and in perfect balance.
Chateau Margaux 1998 is drinking really nicely at the moment! Medium bodied and rich, complex aromas are abundant in a glass. This will drink well over the next few years!
The estate of 14 hectares is planted on clay soils with grape varieties, mainly Merlot (90%) and an addition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec (5% each). The average age of the vines is 50 years.
The commune of Margaux takes its name from its finest vineyard, Chateau Margaux. Close to the Gironde as are many of the finest vineyards in the Medoc, Paul Pontallier and his team are masters of finesse.
This is a round and powerful wine for aging, with subtle tannins. A beautiful garnet red colour and intense, fruit of a well-controlled extraction. Nose of candied red fruit, vanilla and spicy notes. After aeration, notes of blackcurrant and...